Professor Amritjit Singh Receives Award at MLA Conference
Congratulations are in order for Professor Amritjit Singh. Professor Singh received the Distinguished Achievement in Scholarship award at the South Asian Literary Association meeting at the MLA conference in Chicago on January 9th.
For more on Professor Singh and the proceedings at SALA, check out Lori Bauer's excellent write up for Compass.
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Becca J.R. Lachman Receives Award and Publishes Edited Anthology
Ohio University alum and current Associate Coordinator of OU's Student Writing Center Becca J.R. Lachman received an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award for 2014. Additionally, the anthology A Ritual to Read Together: Poems in Conversation with William Stafford, which she edited, was published by Woodley Press. Congratulations to Becca for her hard work and recognition.read more >>
Sundberg, Stine, and Moore Recognized in Latest Best American Essays
Three current members of the OU Creative Writing community saw their essays listed as Notable Essays in the latest edition of Houghton Mifflin’s Best American Essays. Current PhD candidate Kelly Sundberg was listed for her essay “Like Mourners’ Bread,” published in Slice; English and Creative Writing Post-Doc Alison Stine was listed for her essay “The Last Hotel” in Zone 3; and faculty member Dinty W. Moore was listed for “Buried Alive,” also in Zone 3. Alums Patrick Madden and Joe Bonomo were listed as well.
Professor Dinty W. Moore’s Edited Collection Garners Praise
Congrats are in order for Professor Dinty W. Moore and his recent edited collection, The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Nonfiction. The book was well-received at the ForeWord Book of the Year Awards, earning 4th place (Honorable Mention) in two categories: Anthologies and Writing.
For further information on the book, check out a more thorough description from the publisher here. The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Nonfiction is available through Amazon and Barnes & Noble.read more >>
Craig A. Meyer Receives MLA International Bibliography Fellowship and Publishes Article
Craig A. Meyer, a PhD Candidate, received the MLA International Bibliography this January in Boston. The fellowships help recognize the efforts of scholars who index materials on behalf of the MLA International Bibliography. As partial demonstration of the rigor, only five scholars have completed the fellowship requirements of serving three years as a field bibliographer. This year, Craig became the sixth. In addition to this award, he also recently published an article in the Spring 2013 issue of Computers and Composition Online. read more >>
Matthew Vetter’s “Composing with Wikipedia: A Classroom Study of Online Writing”
Ph.D. candidate Matthew Vetter published his article "Composing with Wikipedia: A Classroom Study of Online Writing" in the Winter 2013 issue of Computers and Composition Online. The full text can be found here. read more >>